The week’s top news stories: January 20, 2018

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The year is officially up and rolling, and there’s news aplenty to catch up with.

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks.

To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.


2020 Toyota Supra unveiled: Japan’s latest hero goes official at last

There’s a lot of BMW in there, but Toyota is hoping drivers will embrace this Supra as its new performance hero. With a little help from Germany.

The wait is over, there’s a new performance hero from Toyota


Ford and Volkswagen confirm global ute, van partnership

Ford and Volkswagen have confirmed the first stage of their global alliance on the second press day of the 2019 Detroit motor show. As expected, the automakers will work together on utes and vans across the globe.

Meet the Rangerok Wiltrutimate V6 Raptor… Not really


2019 BMW 7 Series revealed

BMW has continued its design push toward bigger, bluffer grilles, giving the 2019 7 Series ‘LCI’ a bold new nose inspired by that of the X7.

Say hello to the new 7er


Who’s making utes for whom?

A quick guide to the agreements that’ll see the pickup market consolidate during the 2020s.

A follow-up from the earlier VW and Ford tie-up, complete with coverage of the whole market


2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR unveiled

The production car features a 213kW turbo engine, and seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

And it’s coming Down Under


2019 Kia Picanto GT pricing and specs

Kia has revealed its new turbocharged Picanto GT will be priced from $17,990 drive-away, just $500 more than the existing GT-Line variant.

Turbo? Check! Manual? Check!


2019 Kia Cerato GT pricing and specs

Kia’s new Cerato range-topper has been priced, in both sedan and hatchback guise. And it looks pretty good, right?

This, or an i30 N Line?


2019 Jeep Wrangler pricing and specs

Jeep Australia has revealed pricing and specs for the 2019 JL Wrangler, available in two body styles and three trim levels Down Under when it arrives in April this year.

But there’s no manual


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi platform sharing plans intact, despite Ghosn arrest

Nissan’s head of planning makes ‘damn clear’ statement that the Alliance is going nowhere, in a bid to assuage shareholders

Damn clear!


 




The week’s top news stories: January 20, 2018